Edwin Marty - Breaking Through Concrete: Building an Urban Farm Revival
All Library locations will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18 for a staff development event.
Author Edwin Marty looks at successful urban farm programs, part of an environmental and social movement that could transform our national food system. From backyard food swaps to a restaurant supply garden on a Brooklyn rooftop, Marty chronicles changing attitudes and offers advice on keeping livestock in the city, decontaminating toxic soil, and even changing zoning laws.
Marty is an ethno-botanist, former assistant garden editor for Southern Living magazine and founder of the Jones Valley Urban Farm in Birmingham, Alabama.
The first 100 attendees will receive a free copy of Marty's book Breaking Through Concrete, and everyone in attendance will receive a card good for a free burrito from Chipotle along with an invitation to join Chipotle’s Farm Team. Food and beverages at the event will be provided by Chipotle.
Co-sponsored by Cultivate Kansas City and Chipotle Mexican Grill.